Besides database issues what causes this?????

I have not upgraded or moved the site.

I have set the permissions, checked my config.php file and so forth.

Are there any other solutions?

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The only time I've ever seen it is when the settings in database.php were incorrect or there was a problem connecting to the database. Confirm with your host that your DB is still accessible.

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    +1 This has got to be a database-related issue. Most likely a connection issue as Nick said, but you can also get this error if the database is empty or is missing a proper record in the exp_sites table.
    – Alex Kendrick
    Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 19:18

Thanks all. We found the issue! We did check the database and exp sites and all was fine. I am using git to manage a website on a server and git had changed file permissions when we pushed from the development server to the live server. We needed to set permissions on a directory folder to get it to work. Problem averted! Slaves to our machines :(

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